- a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain.
Origin of insula
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Historical Examples of insulae
The plan has been thought to imply 'insulae' twice as large as those of Timgad.
Whether there were other 'insulae' besides the fifteen is doubtful.
In most towns, though not in all, the dimensions of the 'insulae' show a common element.
In this system perhaps the most peculiar feature is the intermixture of square and oblong 'insulae'.
The 'insulae', whatever their shape—square or oblong—are fairly uniform throughout.
- a pyramid-shaped area of the brain within each cerebral hemisphere beneath parts of the frontal and temporal lobesAlso called: island of Reil
Word Origin for insula
Word Origin and History for insulae
Latin, literally "an island" (also, in ancient Rome, "a block of buildings"); see isle.
- A circumscribed body or patch on the skin.
- island of Reil